Of all the Christmas stamp sets available from Stampin’ Up! right now my favourite has to be Wrapped in Christmas. I immediately fell in love with the Christmas Blessings sentiment and make no apologies for using it again on today’s card.
I thought that today I’d make a Christmas card that was simple with a bit more of a masculine feel. So I began by choosing the Cherry Cobbler / Real Red plaid design from the ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Whisper White Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
From my plaid DSP I cut a piece 2-3/8″ x 5-1/2″. Then I cut some gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and mounted the DSP onto it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Although this is a more masculine card design I did want to add a little extra touch. For this I cut some Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon and wrapped it around the layered DSP. Then I secured it in place with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back of the layers. Next I cut a shorter piece of the ribbon, threaded it under the long piece and tied a single knot.
With that done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the assembled layers to the card base up against the fold.
At last I was ready to stamp, beginning with the sentiment.
Using Cherry Cobbler ink I carefully stamped the Christmas Blessings sentiment in the centre of the space below the layers on the card base. That completed the front and I just had little more stamping to complete the project.
As well as the nine sentiments, the Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set has a small decorative image. Still using Cherry Cobbler ink I stamped the image in all four corners of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then using liquid glue I fixed the layer inside the card base.
To make the Whisper White Medium Envelope coordinate with the card I simply stamped the image in the four corners on the front. In no time at all my more masculine Christmas Blessings card was done.
In case you missed them here are some other projects created using the Wrapped In Christmas Stamp Set.
- Pull out those friends and family photos
- Just Jade and Mint Macaron combination
- Winter snow for winter occasions
- The most elegant Christmas sentiment
- Exploiting the power of three layers